New Author Photo

I’ve been needing a new author photo for a while now. From the slew of pictures taken, we’ve narrowed it down to the top three.

And we need YOUR help in deciding which one to pick.

So, here are the three. I’d love to hear your comments about which you’d pick.


Number ONE


Number TWO


Number THREE



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43 Responses to New Author Photo

  1. Rita Garcia says:

    I loved the way your eyes show up in the first picture. All three are really great shots.

  2. Looks like everyone is loving the cactus. That’s a great shot, but I still think it’s too bright. Dang sun. LOL! All so pretty. You’ll do fine with whichever you choose. Have a great day!

  3. I like them all….You look really great…

  4. lbdiamond says:

    I like the background of the second one, but there’s too much shadow in your face, so I pick the first one. 😉

    (Tho, they all look great!)

  5. Kendall Grey says:

    I’m with Laura. I voted for #1. Love that pic!

  6. I like #3, it’s a nice close up!

  7. danicaavet says:

    I love #2. You look comfortable and relaxed. Great pictures, Lynn!

  8. Kat Heckenbach says:

    Number one–Your eyes really stand out, which is what makes it top number three. I love the feel of number two, but your face is in the shadows.

    All three are beautiful, though :).

  9. Lindsay says:

    I’m with danicaavet. You look relaxed while in the other two you seem tense.

    • Lynn Rush says:

      Thanks, Lindsay. There were some HUGE cactus out there while shooting pictures on this desert location. Beautiful, but the sun was an issue for sure. 🙁

  10. Marne says:

    I like #2 the best because you look more relaxed and approachable in it. Maybe it’s the pink shirt 😉 Ya gotta love pink. And that cactus is cool. They are all good pics, though. Good luck deciding (although #2 has a lead on the others)

  11. All three are attractive. #1 is too far away to see clearly. The same shot– photo #3 is closer and prefered. Even closer would be better as it would show the face more clearly. While #2 is a darling photo, the face is half shadowed and doesn’t have a professional look. For any website, avatar, book cover, etc. clarity is desired. The clearer the better. Fans want to see you.

  12. Lisa Kessler says:

    I like #2 because you enjoy so many outdoor activities, it just seems like it suits your personality more… 🙂

    They’re all nice though!

    Lisa 🙂

  13. Lynn says:

    While I like the 3/4 turn of your body better in two, the lighting in Number One is much, much better.

  14. I like the 3rd one as it is a closer view of the 1st one. I like close ups – a personal preference. I like #2 as a nice photo of you but I think the more direct look is better on a book jacket. You’re beautiful in all of them!

  15. DJ Weaver says:

    I like #2 but the sun is too bright and kinda shadows your face too much. #3 is really the clearest and I think it is the best of the three!

  16. Kat says:

    I’d go with two. I’m not a fan of the straight-on mug shot.

  17. Mike Franzone says:

    #1 is the best of the three. Being a photographer I’m inclined to tell you why. =)))

    1. Your head is tilted ever so slightly (better composition)
    2. It’s zoomed out more. This coupled with your head tilting gives your face a longer (nicer/thinner) appearance. It also helps by giving us more of your hair to look at. This also creates a longer/leaner appearance. Photo #3 cuts off too much of your hair. Plus, there is too much space above your head in the photo. Makes you look shorter than you actually are. Perception is everything. =))

    Photo #2 – the light is way too harsh, and the prickly pear is too busy. I’d go for a calmer, if not more open, scenic desert background.

    Sorry for the long winded approach to my favorite. =)

  18. Jill W says:

    All three are beautiful photos, Lynn. I like number two the best. Your position looks so relaxed and natural. Plus, you look great in pink!

  19. Jill W says:

    PS. I always liked your current photo. Photo number 2 reminds me of your current picture, but with less light on your face and shadowing.

  20. Ciara Knight says:

    Love them. I voted, but it was difficult choosing. 🙂

  21. Michele says:

    Are you kidding me? Hands down #1 – those eyes! Wow, so intense and riveting just like your books. Can I vote multiple times?

  22. Jackie says:

    Number 2 is fine, but I think there are too many shadows on your face. I like the look of #1. 🙂

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